Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Acrylic Block Technique

At this weekend's card class of of the techniques I demonstrated was acrylic block stamping.  It's a great way to add texture and interest to your backgrounds in a project.  The method is just as it sounds.  Simply choose an ink color, load up your block, and stamp!  Below are a couple of examples and supplies of cards I've created with this super simple technique.


Stamp sets: Countryside, acrylic block E
Cardstock: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy, Baja Breeze
Ink: Basic Black, Baja Breeze
Write Markers: Real Red, Sahara Sand, Baja Breeze, Marina Mist, Not Quite Navy, Always Artichoke
Accessories: Versamark pad, clear emboss powder, snail adhesive

After stamping my background with Baja Breeze I loaded my stamp with Versamark first, then Basic Black ink; stamped the image, then clear embossed and heat set.  Doing this ensured that my Basic Black ink would not smear when I used my markers to color the image in.


Stamp sets: Bright Blossoms, Word Play, Acrylic block E
Cardstock: Whisper White, Summer Starfruit, Primrose Petals, Summer Smooches DSP
Ink: Basic Black, River Rock
Accessories: 2012-2014 In Colors Write markers, Sahara Sand Write marker, white gel pen, snail adhesive

This card not only showcases the acrylic block technique but also the 5 BRAND NEW In Colors; available June 1st!  I created the background with River Rock ink, then stamped the vases and blossoms by coloring the stamp with the In Color markers first.  I added shadows at the bottom of the vases with Sahara Sand and highlights on the vases and blossoms with the white gel pen.

Thanks so much for looking!

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